#more17: is there something more?

The Christian Union event - 'The Naked Truth'.
Image: Newcastle University's Christian Union.The Christian Union event - 'The Naked Truth'. Image: Newcastle University's Christian Union.

Newcastle Christian Union is hosting a week of on campus events exploring an often asked question ‘is there something more?’ through a series of short talks with free food provided everyday.

The #more17 events will kick off on the week commencing the 20th of February. 

The society intends to take the opportunity to unfold some of the big questions people may have, reach out to those who are interested in this topic and to offer a discussion on whether Christianity can offer “something more”.

The society has highlighted that everyone on campus, from any faith or belief, are invited to join the activities they hold throughout the day.

The society is also introducing a new initiative this year in collaboration with the NU coffee society for all coffee lovers.

“This year the CU is very excited to have partnered up with the coffee society to present the Something More Café where free tea and coffee will be provided every day, 10-3.30pm, next to the Student Union building”, said Murray Wankling, the Christian Union events organiser.

The day will also include a lunchtime event and an evening event.

The lunchtime events will take place at 12-1 and 1-2pm in the History Room, Students’ Union, and will explore some of the Big Questions people have about Christianity, raising issues such as suffering, science and the refugee crisis.

The full lists of topics are:

Monday: “Who needs God when we have science?”

Tuesday: “Wars, Refugees, and the rise of the right: Would Jesus leave or remain?”

Wednesday: If God is so good, why does he let good people suffer?”

Thusday: “My way or the highway: why won’t God take me as I am?”

Friday:  “How can you be sure Jesus is the truth?

The evening events will be centered around the theme “Something More”, which will be accompanied by a free two course meal, drinks and entertainment.

The evening events are held at St Luke’s Church, Claremont Road, from 7:00 to 9:30 pm, which has been said to be one of the highlights of the year and has been highly praised in the past from similar events in previous years.

The full lists of topics for the evenings could be found here:

Tuesday: Something more than what we see.”

Wednesday: Something more than fear and fighting.”

Thusday: Something more than pleasure and success.”

Friday: “Something more than here and now.”

#more17 is one of the most anticipated and prestigious events within the Christian Union events calendar where the society would like to engage and invite all to join, and is open minded for any discussion.

Jenni James, Evangelism secretary at Newcastle Christian Union society, said,

“We’re really excited for the week – we’ve spent a lot of time planning it and can’t wait to see it all come together.

“We’re hoping to reach as many students as possible through the Something More Cafe, and at the lunchtime and evening events, giving them the opportunity to hear and respond to the gospel of Jesus, all whilst enjoying great coffee and free food.”

For more information please visit their Facebook page “Something More – Newcastle” or event website: http://www.somethingmore-newcastlecu.com.

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